Electoral Services are responsible for the organisation and administration of all elections and referenda that take place in Sunderland and for compiling and maintaining the Electoral Register.

We are currently sending documents to every residence in Sunderland as part of the Electoral Annual Canvass. You can find out more information about the two different types of letter in the downloads section.

Local Government elections and the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner election were scheduled for Thursday 7 May 2020, but are now going to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021 due to Covid legislation. Further information will be available in due course.